Bronchitis is infection, inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes which are located between nose and lungs. In the most cases this disease is caused by bacteria, particles or virus. Symptoms of bronchitis are fever, chest pain, fatigue, a cough with mucus, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing and muscle aches. This disease can be seen in two forms like acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis. Many people who are affected with this disease are trying with medications to resolve their problem. But also there are many home remedies which we recommend you to try some of them if you have bronchitis.
Bronchitis Home Remedy
Garlic: This vegetable is one of the most used vegetables for treating many types of diseases. Garlic has anti-viral and anti-biotic properties which are making it the perfect natural treatment for acute bronchitis. Make a mixture of this vegetable. You will need 3 garlic cloves. Then, you should peel the garlic. After you have pealed the garlic, you should chop it. Then, you should put this kind of garlic in milk and boil it. This remedy is recommended for drinking at nights usually before you go to bed.
Salt water: One of the best ways to reduce the symptoms of this disease is gargling with salt water. In a one glass of warm water you should add one teaspoon of salt. You should gargle with this mixture. You should know the right amount of salt before you make this remedy. If you put a small amount of salt in the mixture, then the effect will be very low. Also if you put a high amount of salt in the mixture, then you will feel burning sensation in your throat. This remedy has not precise intake amount. You can gargle with salt water as often as you need (when you cannot stand the symptoms of the bronchitis). When you are using salt water, then you are soothing the inflammation in your throat. Also when you are using salt water, then the salt water will cut the mucus which is cause for having irritation on your throat.
Bronchitis Home Remedies
Ginger: This home remedy in the most cases is used for treating the cold. Also ginger can be used for treating the bronchitis. Ginger is possessing immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties which are helping the body to relief from swollen, inflamed and irritated bronchial tubes. In a cup of hot water you should add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of cloves and ½ teaspoon of ground ginger. You should stir the mixture. Drink this home remedy for few days until you have relief from the symptoms. Also you can make a tea from this herb. You should add one teaspoon of black pepper and one teaspoon of ginger powder in boiling water (it is recommended to be one cup of water). Let this tea to steep for few minutes. You should add honey in the tea. Drink this tea twice per day. Also you can make a mixture from cloves, ginger powder and pepper (the recommended amount is one teaspoon of each ingredient). You should take this remedy 3 times per day combined with milk or honey.
Eucalyptus Oil: When people are suffering from bronchitis, then steam therapy is one of the best remedies. When you add eucalyptus oil in your natural treatment, then this remedy will soften your mucus which can help to heal faster. Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial properties which are making it one of the best home remedies for bronchitis. You should add few drops of eucalyptus oil in boiling water. Then, you should cover your head with a towel which can help you for inhaling the steam. Also there are other substitutes for eucalyptus oil if you cannot find it in you the stores near your location. Those are tea tree oil and pine oil which also can help you to treat the bronchitis. Also this home remedy can be applied externally on your chest. When you make this remedy, you will expel the mucus which will improve the function of your respiratory system.
Turmeric: When people are having cough which is result from the bronchitis, then you can make a home remedy from turmeric. This herb will help you to cure the cough because it has anti-inflammatory properties. When you are using this remedy you will have relief from the symptoms caused by bronchitis. You can make a home remedy from this herb. In one glass of milk you should add one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Then, you should boil this remedy. You should drink this remedy 2-3 per day. If you want to have faster results, then you should drink this home remedy on empty stomach. You should not drink this mixture if you have obstructive jaundice, gallbladder stones, stomach ulcers and hyper-acidity.
Honey: When you are suffering from bronchitis and you have cough, then you should use honey as your natural treatment. Honey is possessing anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which are soothing for your throat. Also when you are consuming honey, you are boosting your immune system. When you are suffering from bronchitis you should add one teaspoon of honey in your regular tea. This will help you a lot in your fight against the bronchitis. When you are having throat inflammation and congestion which is often accomplished with bronchitis, then you should add honey in warm lemon water.
Epsom salt: This kind of home remedy is very effective at treating the bronchitis. You should add Epsom salt in your bath if you are suffering from bronchitis. This bath helps mostly on people with acute bronchitis. If you want to make this kind of bath water, then you should add one to one and half kg of Epsom salt in your warm water (bath water). When you have noticed that the Epsom salt is dissolved fully, then you should stay in this water for a half hour or one hour. But if you are suffering from chronic bronchitis, then you should repeat this process twice per week. If you suffer from acute bronchitis, then you should do this process every night or you can do it every other night.
Onion: When you are using onion as your natural remedy for treating the bronchitis, then you are relieving the phlegm and mucus from the symptoms which are caused by bronchitis. Also the onion juice is preventing from a buildup in the future. You should eat one teaspoon of onion juice on empty stomach. It is recommended eating the onion juice in the mornings. Also you should use onions when you are cooking. You can add raw onions when you are preparing salad for you.
Sesame seeds: These seeds are proved that are helping to people who are suffering from bronchitis. Sesame seeds are also helping to people who suffer from bronchitis to relief their chest pain. You can make a mixture from one teaspoon of linseed or flaxseed, one teaspoon of sesame seeds, one teaspoon of honey and a pinch of common salt. Mix those ingredients. You should consume this mixture before you go to the bed. Also you can make other mixture of two tablespoons of water and ½ teaspoon of dry sesame seed powder. You should take this mixture twice per day.
Oregano oil: If you have deep coughing and soreness, then you can use oregano oil as your natural treatment. If you are suffering from bronchitis, then you should put a few drops of oregano oil under the tongue. You should use this remedy once per day. You will reduce the symptoms caused by bronchitis.
Orange juice: This kind of juice is rich source of Vitamin C. When you are having bronchitis, you should use drink orange juice because you will boost your immune system. Also this natural remedy is not just giving you all the vitamins which your immune system needs to fight against the bronchitis, but also it is very effective home remedy for inflamed throat. Also you can make a mixture from almonds and orange juice. You should add ½ teaspoon of fresh almonds in the orange juice and then you should drink this mixture at night. This mixture is helping to alleviate the sore throat.
Spinach: This is one of the best home remedies for treating the bronchitis. You should make a mixture from ½ teaspoon of honey, small amount of spinach in one glass of water. Mix this mixture and then you should drink it.
Savory: This peppery herb is used in the medicine to get rid of the mucus from the patients which are having bronchitis. You should add ½ teaspoon of savory in one cup of boiled water. You should drink this remedy every day to have best results.
Licorice: If you have inflamed throat, then you should drink licorice tea. In boiling water add some licorice roots. Steep this tea for few minutes. You should drink one to two cups of this tea per day.
Holy basil: If you want to keep your lung infection at bay, then you should chew leaves of holy basil.
Water: When you are suffering from bronchitis, you should drink plenty of water because your body needs to be hydrated.